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The Careenage

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Address: Bridgetown, Barbados
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A scenic inlet into the center of Bridgetown, lined with boats.

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The Careenage is a nice place to walk around and see some history of Bridgetown. There are many markers telling the reader about the history of Bridgetown and Barbados. When... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 January 2017
Kenneth G
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Garden City, New York

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Ann Arbor, MI
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Careenage is not big. It has a few shops around but mostly store fronts for the charter boats. It's a nice place to walk around a little and take a few snaps. I don't understand some of the other comments about the cruise ships. They don't dock anywhere near here.

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Cervo, Italia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The big liners are moored a few hundred metres away, thankfully out of sight, so the crowds can have a pleasant stroll around this area where only small boats are moored.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The main boat moorage for Bridgetown. Lots of charters and fishing boats depart from here daily. As it's right in downtown Bridgetown there is always a lot of cruising ship traffic...which is not ideal. If you can coordinate a visit when a ship is NOT in town it is well advised to go for a visit and check it out

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Garden City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The Careenage is a nice place to walk around and see some history of Bridgetown. There are many markers telling the reader about the history of Bridgetown and Barbados. When done, you are a quick stroll to shopping.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My wife and I ate here during our vacation at the Hilton Barbados Resort. I had the Grilled Tuna (Catch of the Day). It was amazing. Highly recommend it.

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Grenada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

To walk around the Careenage feels magnificent. The sights and sounds of the water mixed with the the busy streets was an experience to feel. The walk ways were very nicely placed and well kept. Monuments were very depicting of their creators. Very good please to visit. <ENM>

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Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Great history about this area although sadly most of the historical buildings have been demolished - which seems to be a national pastime in Barbados sadly - but there is plenty to sit and watch....boats, locals, tourists. Worth an hour and a beer or so..

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Beccles, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

If you want a break from the beach, Bridgetown's Careenage is a pleasant place to spend a few hours. Lots of interesting buildings, a few touristy shops and a couple of bars/restaurants to sit and watch the world go by while you enjoy a fresh Tuna salad and a glass of wine.

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Centerburg, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Our first outing to Bridgetown and we were thirsty, hungry and hot. They fed us, and we ordered a bucket of Pola Beers for $10 Barbadian Dollars and some food. My Shrimp Wrap was really good. We were cooled down and our tummies were full when we left.

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Bridgetown, Barbados
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Visit the Screw docks, I think the only one left in the West Indies. The Careenage has seen a lot of changes. The new Swing Bridge, the Arch and more historical landmarks to see in and around Bridgetown. Even the oldest Lord Nelson Statute to see.

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